Steve Clarke will stick by his attacking beliefs when West Brom visit Newcastle
Steve Clarke insists he will not tone down his attacking instincts when West Brom face Newcastle on Sunday.
Last Updated: 27/10/12 2:18pm
The Baggies continued to go for the jugular in the closing stages of last weekend's clash with Manchester City and this tactic appeared to backfire as Edin Dzeko's late double pinched victory for the 10-man visitors.
But Clarke still stands by his beliefs and his players will not sit back and attempt to snuff out the Magpies at St James' Park.
"I think what I said after the game could have been construed in different ways - but I don't regret that we tried to win the game," he said.
"I regretted that we didn't get something out of the game but that is a big difference.
"I wouldn't change my philosophy and think, 'if only I'd put on three defenders and shut up shop and tried see the game out'.
"That's not the way we've been this year and in other games we have been rewarded for being attacking late in a game and making attacking changes.
"On another day and with the right bounce of the ball we would have scored the winner.
"We had chances to get the winner before Manchester City caught us with the sucker-punch and we also had a chance cleared off the line after the 2-1.
"From that point of view we have no regrets and the philosophy won't change. We want to be positive."